USDA event in Maryland to tout Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

USDA event in Maryland to tout Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mother loses baby months after being released from prison

    Mother loses baby months after being released from prison

    Mother loses baby months after being released from prison

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:17:47 GMT
    A mother in Mercer County lost her 2 month old infant on September 11th just months after getting out of prison for the death of her 1st child back in 2010. 
    A mother in Mercer County lost her 2 month old infant on September 11th just months after getting out of prison for the death of her 1st child back in 2010. 
  • Accident Sends One to Hospital in Mercer County

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:17:18 GMT
    An accident early Tuesday morning (9/16) sent one to the hospital.
    An accident early Tuesday morning (9/16) sent one to the hospital.
  • One Transported Following House Fire in Falls View

    One Transported Following House Fire in Falls View

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:25:16 GMT
    Emergency dispatchers confirm one has been transported to the hospital following a house fire on Falls View Road in Falls View early Monday morning (9/16).The house was reportedly empty at the time of the fire.Gauley Bridge, Boomer and Smithers Fire Departments have responded. Jan Care and General Ambulances, along with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, are also on scene.
    Emergency dispatchers confirm one has been transported to the hospital following a house fire on Falls View Road in Falls View early Monday morning (9/16).The house was reportedly empty at the time of the fire.Gauley Bridge, Boomer and Smithers Fire Departments have responded. Jan Care and General Ambulances, along with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, are also on scene.
COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) -
The U.S. Agriculture Department is kicking off a Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup program with an event in the Baltimore suburb of Cockeysville.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin organized Friday's meeting with officials including state Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance and Jason Weller, chief of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

They're touring an area farm and meeting with local farmers to highlight the availability of federal funds for projects aimed at reducing fertilizer and sediment runoff from private land into the bay.

The six-state watershed is one of eight "critical conservation areas" the USDA has designated for special attention under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

The watershed includes parts of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.